Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory has found his assistant coach to replace Billy Schmidt.
Former Marshall coach Tom Herrion will fill the opening, a person familiar with the situation confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The hire was reported first late Wednesdsay night by CBSSports.com. Herrion coached for four seasons at Marshall and had a record of 67-67, including 11-22 last season. He was fired at the end of the season. Herrion, 46, previously coached at the College of Charleston, where he replaced the highly successful John Kresse and had a record of 80-38 and was also let go. He was also an assistant at Pittsburgh, Virginia and Providence College.
Schmidt left Tech in August to take a job as assistant to coach Billy Donovan.
Gregory will have another change on the staff, as assistant coach Chad Dollar has been promoted to associate head coach, according to the same source. Dollar was one of Gregory’s first hires and has recruited 11 of Tech’s 13 scholarship players. Gregory previously did not have an associate head coach position.